Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) will take Docsis 3.0 to the extreme at this week's cable confab by demonstrating the bonding of 128 channels -- enough to produce a "fairly constant" 4.5 Gbit/s. Arris says it will achieve it by tying together four CMTS blades, each outfitted with 32 downstream ports, noting it's the kind of set-up that may be required for large-scale IP video systems. Arris will couple that with a demo of a 24-channel, 575Mbit/s D3 upstream path.
Avail-TVN is expanding into the TV Everywhere world with AnyView, a managed service that helps service providers extend video-on-demand and linear TV services to authenticated, broadband-connected devices using adaptive streaming. Commercial deployments are set to begin in the third quarter, and the initial target devices include iPads, PCs and Roku Inc. boxes, among others.